Posts Tagged ‘Census 2010

23
Mar
10

More Government Waste With The Census

So I reported on 10 March 2010 that I thought it was wasteful for the government to send a letter to inform me that they were sending a letter.

I received the Census packet last Friday and already sent it back.

I guess I was wrong about how much waste the government could pile up – today I received another piece of mail telling me that they sent the Census packet and that my response was required by law.

Checks in the mail, morons.

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12
Mar
10

Census in 1800 vs 2010

1800 Census Questions:

  • Name of Head of Household (First / Last)
  • Number of Free White Males: under 10 years old
  • Number of Free White Males: over 10 and under 16
  • Number of Free White Males: over 16 and under 26
  • Number of Free White Males: over 26 and under 45
  • Number of Free White Males: over 45
  • Number of Free White Females: under 10 years old
  • Number of Free White Females: over 10 and under 16
  • Number of Free White Females: over 16 and under 26
  • Number of Free White Females: over 26 and under 45
  • Number of Free White Females: over 45
  • All Free Persons of Color
  • Slaves of All Ages
  • In other words, how many people live there? The only break-down they wanted was whether or not they were free or slaves. (I guess you could argue the age thing too, but here they just want a number of people, not all the other info!)

    2010 Census Questions:

  • How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010?
  • Were there any additional people staying here April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1?
  • Is this house, apartment, or mobile home: owned with mortgage, owned without mortgage, rented, occupied without rent?
  • What is your telephone number?
  • Please provide information for each person living here. Start with a person here who owns or rents this house, apartment, or mobile home. If the owner or renter lives somewhere else, start with any adult living here. This will be Person 1. What is Person 1’s name?
  • What is Person 1’s sex?
  • What is Person 1’s age and Date of Birth?
  • Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?
  • What is Person 1’s race?
  • Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else?
  • Today they want to know your name, age, sex, latino connection, race,  how you pay for your shelter, and last but not least your phone number. Oh and I think question 2 is hinting at whether or not you have anyone illegal staying at your place.

    I think I am going to do what RJ suggested… answer Question 1 and then the rest will be written in random symbols. Then they can’t say that I didn’t fill it out, but I’m also not giving them any information. They are getting the same information they got in 1800, and that is all they need.

    http://www.1930census.com/1800_census_questions.php

    http://2010.census.gov/2010census/text/text-form.php

    10
    Mar
    10

    Census Mail: Perfect Waste of Money

    I just received this today. I am sure that you will be too, if you haven’t already. This is a PERFECT example of wasteful government spending – mailing something to tell you that they are mailing you!

    Man-o-man.

    I hear that the Census got slimmed down… but I know that all I’m telling them is that one person lives at my place. Anything else, they don’t need to know about. Buzz off…

    07
    Oct
    09

    UnConstitutional Census of 2010, duplicate

    Repeat of an old post due to it’s importance. Permission granted to use this letter if you desire. Original post called The Invasive and UnConstitutional Census of 2010 (link).
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    Below is a letter that has been written and sent to any politician that may care about this upcoming and UnConstitutional Census of 2010. I hope that you find time to send a letter to your politicians as well. Feel free to use my letter.

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    I am very concerned with the upcoming Census. Our nations Constitution provides for a head count every ten years to ensure all Americans are properly represented. I believe this is a good thing. However, after looking at the upcoming questions presented in the “Questions Planned for the 2010 Census and American Community Survey” found at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/pdf/2010ACSnotebook.pdf I am very concerned of what the Census is becoming.The Constitution quite explicitly dictates in Article 1, Section 2, as well as in the modification found in the 14th Amendment, that the purpose of the Census is to help apportion direct taxes and Representatives. I can think of no reason why the government needs to know anything more than the number of people in a home so why is this Census asking such questions as my ancestry, my marital history, my VA disability, my journey to work, my vehicles, my kitchen facilities, my rent amount, and so much more?

    Can you please tell me in all honesty why the Federal Government needs to know these items to properly apportion direct taxes and Representatives? And if the Federal Government does not need to know this information and I do not answer the questions that are Constitutionally unnecessary, am I going to be fined as rumor has it? I expect your answer on this issue.

    If I am not mistaken, then I propose that the Arizona legislature draft legislation protecting all Arizona residents from any fines or redress for failing to provide unnecessary and possibly unconstitutional information for the upcoming Census. I strongly believe the ninth and tenth amendments provide for the protection of the citizens of Arizona from an intrusive Federal Government.

    Amendment IX

    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

    I believe I retain the right to be secure in my home, that the contents therein are protected unless I am suspected of performing some act or action which could be harmful to others, in which case a warrant would be required, not a Census, there is no valid reason why I need to provide any other data for the Census.

    Amendment X

    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

    The Constitution requires a Census every ten years for the purpose of determining representation ONLY, I can find no other need in the US Constitution for conducting a Census. Therefore, there is nothing else that can or should be added to the Census other than a head count of LEGAL Americans. The power to count the people is clearly given to the Congress, the power to count or track anything else is not.

    I am certain that you are aware of precedent in the matter of States resolving to ignore a Federal mandate due to Constitutional concerns – The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798. In these Resolutions each respective state drafted it in defiance of the Aliens and Seditions Act.

    http://www.constitution.org/cons/virg1798.htm

    http://www.constitution.org/cons/kent1798.htm

    I respectfully request the State of Arizona protect my property and my family from fines and redress regarding all unnecessary questions pertaining to the 2010 Census.

    29
    Jun
    09

    The Invasive and UnConstitutional Census of 2010

    Below is a letter that has been written and sent to any politician that may care about this upcoming and UnConstitutional Census of 2010. I hope that you find time to send a letter to your politicians as well. Feel free to use my letter.

    —-

    I am very concerned with the upcoming Census. Our nations Constitution provides for a head count every ten years to ensure all Americans are properly represented. I believe this is a good thing. However, after looking at the upcoming questions presented in the “Questions Planned for the 2010 Census and American Community Survey” found at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/pdf/2010ACSnotebook.pdf I am very concerned of what the Census is becoming.The Constitution quite explicitly dictates in Article 1, Section 2, as well as in the modification found in the 14th Amendment, that the purpose of the Census is to help apportion direct taxes and Representatives. I can think of no reason why the government needs to know anything more than the number of people in a home so why is this Census asking such questions as my ancestry, my marital history, my VA disability, my journey to work, my vehicles, my kitchen facilities, my rent amount, and so much more?

    Can you please tell me in all honesty why the Federal Government needs to know these items to properly apportion direct taxes and Representatives? And if the Federal Government does not need to know this information and I do not answer the questions that are Constitutionally unnecessary, am I going to be fined as rumor has it? I expect your answer on this issue.

    If I am not mistaken, then I propose that the Arizona legislature draft legislation protecting all Arizona residents from any fines or redress for failing to provide unnecessary and possibly unconstitutional information for the upcoming Census. I strongly believe the ninth and tenth amendments provide for the protection of the citizens of Arizona from an intrusive Federal Government.

    Amendment IX

    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

    I believe I retain the right to be secure in my home, that the contents therein are protected unless I am suspected of performing some act or action which could be harmful to others, in which case a warrant would be required, not a Census, there is no valid reason why I need to provide any other data for the Census.

    Amendment X

    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

    The Constitution requires a Census every ten years for the purpose of determining representation ONLY, I can find no other need in the US Constitution for conducting a Census. Therefore, there is nothing else that can or should be added to the Census other than a head count of LEGAL Americans. The power to count the people is clearly given to the Congress, the power to count or track anything else is not.

    I am certain that you are aware of precedent in the matter of States resolving to ignore a Federal mandate due to Constitutional concerns – The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798. In these Resolutions each respective state drafted it in defiance of the Aliens and Seditions Act.

    http://www.constitution.org/cons/virg1798.htm

    http://www.constitution.org/cons/kent1798.htm

    I respectfully request the State of Arizona protect my property and my family from fines and redress regarding all unnecessary questions pertaining to the 2010 Census.




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